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210 Hashers converge on Kapit for anniversary do
Tarikh : 21 Jul 2014  Sumber Berita: The Borneo Post
 

KAPIT: A total of 210 Hashers converged on Kapit for the Sarawak Tropical Rainforest Hash Club Kapit Chapter’s fifth anniversary celebration.

The Hashers are from Peninsular Malaysia, Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, Miri and Brunei.

Petroleum engineer Lindsay Nairn, 54, from Perth, Australia, who is working for Shell in Brunei, said running in the jungle is far more interesting than running along roads.

“In Perth, I ran a few times but it wasn’t interesting to run along the road. To run in the tropical rainforest and jungle is much more interesting and exciting because of the fresh air, challenge of the rugged hilly terrain and stream in between the thick canopy of tall trees.

“Since 2006, I’ve run throughout Malaysia — Pahang, Melaka, Kuching, Miri and now Kapit. I’ve also run in Sabah, Brunei and Thailand before,” he said during a welcoming dinner for Hashers on Friday.

Jerantut, Pahang Hasher Vadivelu A Ruju, 54, first joined the club three years ago.

“My first trip to Kapit. Wah, very nice place, I see friendly people, green jungle and fresh air. I run every Monday in the jungle for about 10 kilometres. I joined for friendship, fun and health reasons. Through health, I made friends from different places,” said the electrical contractor.

At 72 years old, Ang Eng Hui, a developer from Kuching is one of the oldest participants.

He has been with the club for a decade and joined for friendship, better health through exercise and for the chance to visit different places.

Meanwhile, Kuching City Hash Club grandmaster Richard Lee, 52, said his club was registered 10 years ago and now has some 200 Hashers.

“Hash club is a social club, non-profit. Through club activities, we cultivate friendship and socialise. We meet every Saturday for a run. In Kuching, we run everywhere — different places each time. Because of Hash, I’ve run in China, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, and Peninsular Malaysia,” said the businessman.